Counterfeit ring run by white supremacists in OB busted

by on June 22, 2010 · 7 comments

in Economy, Ocean Beach, San Diego

counterfeit 100 dollar bill

About a year ago local merchants and the local OB merchants group were complaining that stores were being hit with fake hundred dollar bills.  Warning were sent out to Newport businesses to be on the look-out.

Well, the mystery is over. Thirty people have just been arrested as part of a counterfeit ring – and it was partially centered here in Ocean Beach, and run by white supremacists.

Wow! Bigots in OB?? Come on! DA Bonnie Dumanis is slurring our fair community of  laid-back tolerance.  You decide, here’s the article:

30 charged in counterfeit and fraud ring

White supremacists are among defendants

By Debbi Baker and Karen Kucher / Union-Tribune / June 21, 2010

At least 30 people have been charged in connection with a counterfeit cash and credit-card fraud ring that netted hundreds of thousands of dollars in a countywide crime spree that included home-invasion robberies, burglaries and trading drugs for credit information.

Dubbed “Operation Blue Ray,” the investigation broke up what District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis called “one of the most organized counterfeiting operations” ever seen in the county.

The defendants, many identified as white supremacists from Ocean Beach and El Cajon, are accused of a host of crimes, including creating fake $100 bills, committing as many as 70 robberies and burglaries, and using and possessing drugs, such as methamphetamine and heroin. The group also tapped into credit-card accounts with legitimate gift cards by re-encoding the magnetic strips on the back of the cards.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Ernie McCray June 22, 2010 at 10:39 am

No. Are you kidding me? A criminal group in OB besides the “homeless.” I’ll be standing in line for my “Don’t Feed the Counterfeiters” sticker.


doug porter June 22, 2010 at 10:42 am

ernie, it’s no longer “homeless” in OB. it’s “bums”. wonder who’s on the committee that gets to make that decision?


mr fresh June 22, 2010 at 10:44 am

wait, wait! maybe the Black can start selling official “homeless” id cards, so they aren’t victimized by the mobs with torches and pitchforks.


Ernie McCray June 22, 2010 at 11:04 am

I can see Robert’s Rules of Order in action: All in favor of “bums” let it be shown by “aye,” opposers, “nay.” “Ayes” have it: Don’t feed the bums! Will the sticker committee please take note and get to the printers in haste. There’s money to be made. Watch out for bad dough though.


clubstyle_dj June 22, 2010 at 11:02 am

Tweekers , Supremacists and Bums… oh my
Tweekers , Supremacists and Bums… oh my

Toto… I don’t think we’re in OB any more…
Enter: Glinda the Bar Wench: No my dear you’re in the land of OZ…
but you were close.

-clicks heals 3 times-
There’s no place like OB
There’s no place like OB
There’s no place like OB


Abby June 22, 2010 at 11:26 am

The article says they were also working out of the Gas Lamp, now there is a den of iniquity! I avoid it at all costs!


Paul June 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Not sure what to think about your article. I talked with some folks that expressed their concerns about OB’s “whitepower” connections. If there is any need to remind you guys, there are more skinheads and nazis supporters in OB then the entire East County combined.


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